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253 students rescued from Israel arrives in Nepal before Dashain

The Nepal Weekly
October 17, 2023

Two hundred and fifty-three students stranded in Israel due to the ongoing conflict between Israel and the Hamas group have been finally rescued and brought to Kathmandu. They arrived at Tribhuvan International Airport on Friday morning by Nepal Airlines. A week after the unrest, the government of Nepal rescued 253 students from Tel Aviv in Israel and brought them to Kathmandu and sent them to their respective home. Foreign Minister NP Saud reached Israel’s Tel Aviv and brought the students home by a charter flight of Nepal Airlines. He said that out of 533 people who wanted to return to Nepal from Israel, 253 people have been brought and others will be brought to Nepal soon.

The Nepali Embassy in Tel Aviv, Israel, collected online the names of Nepalese who want to be shifted to a safe place and return to Nepal. As of Friday, 557 people have provided their details. Out of which 533 requested to return to Nepal. Among them, 253 people came to Nepal in the first phase. The government has already decided to arrange the return of Nepalese who want to return home by regular flights. The number of Nepalese in Israel is about five thousand.

The Israeli government provided the bodies of five Nepali students who died in the attack to the Nepali Embassy in Tel Aviv on Sunday. According to the Nepali Embassy, the bodies of five more people who died in the incident are in the process of being received. According to the Nepali Embassy, the bodies of Narayan Prasad Neupane of Kailali Ghodaghodi Municipality-4, Lokendrasingh Dhami of Mallikarjun Municipality-4 of Darchula, Ganesh Kumar Nepali of Jayaprithvi Municipality-6 of Bajhang, Dipeshraj Bista of Lekam Rural Municipality-5 of Darchula and Ashish Chaudhary of Kailali Bauniyan have been recovered. According to the embassy, the bodies of Rajan Phulara of Pachanli in Doti, Padam Thapa of Lamikhal in Doti, Pravesh Bhandari of Sharda Municipality-3 in Salyan, Anand Saha of Saphi in Dhanusha and Rajesh Kumar Swarnakar of Madhuvan in Sunsari are in the process of being received. The central and state governments have already decided to compensate the families of the deceased.